University of Wisconsin–Madison

Working Together: Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are looking for families to participate in a study about programming for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The study has two goals:  1) promote the development of advocacy and social skills in young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  2) enable families to support their adult children in achieving educational and employment goals.

To participate, individuals with ASD must meet the following criteria

  • the adult must provide ASD diagnosis documentation (either from a health care or educational professional)
  • the adult with ASD has not been diagnosed with an intellectual disability
  • the adult must be 18-30 years old
  • the adult must live at home with his or her parent(s)
  • the adult works less than 10 hours per week
  • the adult spends less than 10 hours a week in degree-seeking post-secondary education program

To find out more, please contact Renee Makuch at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (608) 262-4717 or

PI: Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD
Keywords: Autism, Family Studies